So not only did you teach me about writing memoir, you also taught me about reading and thinking about how others write memoir. Thank you so much! Rebecca
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Friday, February 9, 2018

Online advice and aid for writers from some of my favorites

I subscribe to a few blogs and newsletters by excellent writers and editors. 

I like reading the latest posts by these knowledgeable people.  

I receive in my email a digest from Jane Friedman with several of the articles that appear on her blog. This one about how important book reviews are to writers is one I want to share with you.

A weekly digest of blog posts from 

Book reviews build symbolic capital

New authors—certainly self-published authors—have no symbolic capital. They are not (yet) known for producing quality books that seduce readers to the degree that they are willing to part with some of their disposable income, not to mention time. Is it possible for self-publishing authors to create symbolic capital? Absolutely yes, and many have.

Read more here...

I have subscribed to C. Hope Clark for many years and have never been disappointed in what she sends me.

Hope receives letters and emails every day thanking her for all she does for writers. I know she has helped me. I subscribe to her newsletter and it comes in my Inbox. I always learn something from it. She writes exciting mysteries and has a big following. Look at some of her books and give one a read. You will come back for more.

I subscribe to a newsletter by Bobbie Christmas, a successful editor and writer who lives in the Atlanta region.

I use her tips and advice in teaching my adult writing students, and I own her book, Purge Your Prose of Problems, an excellent guide for anyone who has questions about grammar, punctuation, proper format, and all those little issues that come up that no one remembers. She updates this book periodically to make sure her readers don't get left behind.

Another site any writer will like, I think, is Writer Unboxed.   They use a wide range of writers for their articles that help us continue on this journey we love.

I read others but will mention those later. Do you have favorite blogs or websites by writers that you read regularly? Tell us about them. We writers should help each other when we can.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Try to find an agent, or not?

Yes, I am a fan of agents, but it depends on your goals,
experience, knowledge base, and desires whether you use one
or not. No, they aren't easy to land, but having one can 
improve your odds . . . depends on what you're gambling on.
                                        ----  C.  Hope Clark


Hope Clark has an in-depth article in her latest newsletter. Click on the link below to read more.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Two Great Finds on the Internet

I feel I found the greatest treasures on the Internet when I found Hope Clark and Robert Brewer.
Reading Hope's newsletters and blog is like taking a writing course for free. It is the best time I spend online.
Now I have discovered Robert Brewer's blogs, I am taking another online course for free.

Congratulations to Hope who has just published her first novel, destined to be a terrific success. It sounds like a mystery/romance with a protagonist like no other. It is set in South Carolina where Hope lives. I will definitely buy her book.
Go to her new, very professional looking website and read all about it.

You will find Robert Brewer, content editor for Writers Digest at
Tonight, on his blog, I learned how to easily put a social media button on my blog. At least I hope I did.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Blogging and Hope Clark

I find Hope Clark to have the best advice of any blogger online. For instance, I went to her blog today and found a post from a while back. I needed this advice today.

While I enjoy blogging, I often get off the subject of writing. I was once told I should stay on topic in my blog. But I've decided it is MY blog and I write about my life and my writing and books I like and authors I like and classes I teach and students who make me proud and even rant sometimes about the world we live it.

But I do that more on Writing Life Stories than I do on Writers Circle. I hope you visit both blogs and that you will leave a comment or email me at

What do you look for when you surf around looking for something interesting online?